Monday, March 22, 2010

Olson An Unlikely Challenger Of Prop 8

On Monday, March 22nd 2010, former United States solicitor general Ted Olson was interviewed on NPR's Talk of The Nation show.

It was an excellent interview and it gave a lot of insight into how a politically conservative person like Ted Olson is fighting for our right to marry!

I encourage everyone to listen to it.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Act Now to Stop Adoption Discrimination in Arizona!

HB 2148 This bill limits the ability for single people to adopt children from foster care because it mandates that the AZ Dept of Economic Security (DES) and adoption agencies give primary consideration to placement of a child with a married couple. Single people would only be eligible to adopt if a qualified married couple is not available, with certain exceptions.

We need to stand together to oppose this bill. This bill must be stopped dead in its tracks because there are many non-married people who make excellent adoptive parents. The best interests of each child should be the deciding factor in adoptions, without blanket rules that limit their chance for a forever home.

We need to send a strong message now to defeat HB 2148. Let your elected official know that you oppose HB 2148.

Click here to take action on this issue!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Prop. 8 Federal Trial - The Re-Enactment!

How awesome is this!?

After 5 members of the United States Supreme Court blocked the airing of the actual proceedings of the federal Prop. 8 trial, John Ireland decided to produce a re-enactment of the trial using actual transcripts and blog notes from the people that are actually at the trial!

Check it out:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tonight we celebrate our love for each other

Tim and I have been "married" in our hearts for thirteen years today (1 year 4 months legally in California)!

While we were out eating dinner to celebrate, Tim turns to me and says "It doesn't feel like thirteen years."

I agree.

It's as if we just met yesterday.

How time flies!

Happy Anniversary!

- Louie

P.S. - Happy National Coming Out Day Everyone!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just A Jason Blog: We Need Action

Jason D. over at Just A Jason blog has an excellent article on "Digital Activism". Give it a read.

It is time we all fought 1st century discrimination with 21st century weapons! Weapons of MASS INSTRUCTION!

Just A Jason Blog: We Need Action

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Same Sex Cheeseburgers

Rabbi Brian over at Street Prophets posted this excellent analogy last year and I just wanted to share it here.

Same Sex Cheeseburgers
by Rabbi Brian

Wed Jun 27, 2007 at 11:31:15 AM PDT

Same Sex Marriage as a Bacon-Double Cheeseburger.

Many Americans will not eat pork. Many Americans site biblical injunctions as their reasoning for not eating pork. And, many Americans will not eat pork for other religious or health reasons as well.

Nonetheless, in America the sale of bacon is still legal.

Similarly, there are Americans who interpret the biblical prohibition against boiling a kid in its mother's milk as meaning that they should not consume milk and meat in the same meal. But it is still legal for Americans who enjoy milkshakes with their cheeseburgers to do so.

The Bible is not and must not be the basis upon which laws of this country are made. The basis of the laws of this country are to be found in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as well as the hearts of our elected and appointed representatives.

Why shouldn't we use the Bible as a basis for our laws? Because our society is thousands of years more complex than that of Biblical days. Because the Bible tolerates slavery, the slaying of disobedient children, and ownership of women. Moreover, countries in which religious doctrine is used as the basis of law have been governments that the United States of America has historically opposed.

Consequently, any citation of the Bible with regard to the civil law of marriage especially with regard to same-sex marriage, is moot.

Simply put: much like those who believe that God doesn't want them to eat dairy and meat simultaneously abstain from eating bacon-double cheeseburgers, if you disapprove of homosexual unions, don't enter into one.

With love,

Rabbi Brian

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